Theodore Kosloff

Theodore Kosloff

  • Highest Rated: 95% Stage Door (1937)
  • Lowest Rated: 69% The King of Kings (1927)
  • Birthday: Invalid date
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Dark and dramatic-looking, Theodore Kosloff parlayed his ballet training into a surprisingly potent screen career in the late 1910s, appearing mostly for Cecil B. DeMille, whose sister, Agnes DeMille, was highly influenced by him. A graduate of Moscow's Imperial Theater school in 1901, Kosloff came to the United States with the Diaghilev Ballet Company, which he had joined in 1909. (Another member of the troupe was Natacha Rambova, the future Mrs. Rudolph Valentino, with whom Kosloff had a stormy affair). Introduced to DeMille by actress-writer Jeanie Macpherson, the handsome dancer made his screen debut opposite opera diva Geraldine Farrar in what came to be viewed as the legendary director's first true spectacular, The Woman God Forgot (1917). Kosloff went on to star opposite some of the era's great leading ladies, including Gloria Swanson and Betty Compson, and operated a highly acclaimed ballet school. Several generations of dancers were influenced by Kosloff, who ended his performing career at the advent of sound but continued to work in Hollywood as a choreographer.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

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95% Stage Door Dancing Instructor 1937
No Score Yet Madam Satan Electricity 1930
69% The King of Kings Malchus 1927
No Score Yet The Volga Boatman Stefan, A Blacksmith 1926
No Score Yet Beggar on Horseback The Prince 1925
No Score Yet Golden Bed Marquis de San Pilar 1925
No Score Yet To Have and to Hold Lord Carnal 1922
No Score Yet The Affairs of Anatol Nazzer Singh 1921
No Score Yet Fool's Paradise John Rodriguez 1921
No Score Yet Something to Think About Clown 1920
No Score Yet Why Change Your Wife? Radinoff 1920
No Score Yet The Woman God Forgot Guatemoco 1917

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